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Re: “FAC merger, 2C spending, bus schedule changes, and more

City leadership is either crooked or clueless. Not only are the potholes GETTING WORSE--- the malarkey "City For Chumps" is proceeding at record pace-
The entire construction zone between 8th street on 24 and the 25 interchange is a disaster. You dang near need an MSHA certification, hard hat and orange vest to drive through it.

Too bad Joel Miller was not elected as Mayor. We should probably go ahead and try and impeach someone, at least remind the bologna political class that we are maybe able to assert a bit of power? We sure could use leaders like Brandi Williams back in office- we have a lot of great opportunities- how fun is it to imagine who could replace Lamborn? so fun....

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Posted by KyleJS on 07/22/2016 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Looking toward permanent sustainable funding for city parks

TOPS is flawed. What kind of land acquisition program fails to consider future maintenance and upkeep? Time to take TOPS back to the drawing board before it bankrupts us all to pay for its own shortcomings.

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Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 07/22/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Looking toward permanent sustainable funding for city parks

"Let's establish a funding mechanism for permanent dedicated sustainable funding for our parks system."

That's code for more taxes, y'all.

"Colorado Springs ranks in the bottom third of Front Range cities for parks land per person."

Acreage per person is irrelevant. Colorado Springs has a jeweled necklace of great parks: Palmer Park, Ute Valley Park, Bear Creek, Red Rock Canyon, Monument Valley, and of course Garden of the Gods, with plenty of smaller and pocket parks all over town.

If the goal is to preserve and protect our parks, then the Council simply needs to address it in the budget better. That's on them, not on the taxpayers.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/22/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Iconic movie mixes nostalgia with history

"I was a snobby 12-year-old..."

And now you're a snobby 76 year-old. Haven't learned a thing, have you, Hazy-hurts?

Only a true schmuck like you could segue from a classic movie like Singing in the Rain to racism.

Why don't you enjoy the movie for what it is, and take your race-baiting with you somewhere else where less-evolved people drink that crap up?

Oh, wait, that place is your liberal Utopiaville...

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Posted by Tannim on 07/22/2016 at 1:59 PM

Re: “FAC merger, 2C spending, bus schedule changes, and more

Tom DeLorey: Doug Bruce and Helen Collins warned you about this. They were right.

David Johnson: see what Tom DeLorey was asking about.

Don McCullen: why so obsessed about voyeurism in bathrooms unless you're the one doing it? If you're so obsessed about sexualizing bodily functions, then only go to the bathroom in your home--where the bathroom is already transgender whether you like it or not. Just remember to put the seat down when you're done.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/22/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “FAC merger, 2C spending, bus schedule changes, and more

Tom and David. West Uintah drivers worry about a DUI for dodging craters. But the new gutters sure look nice. The city wants to extend Centenial. But before they do maybe they should take care of the one they have. We west siders are buying up moon rovers just to get home.

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Posted by longtooth on 07/22/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “With plant limit in effect, patients speak out and brace for the worst

Respect the vote. How is smell more important than lives? The neighbors grill makes me sick every night! Why does the mayor want to make good citizens into criminals?

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Posted by La on 07/22/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

Smart innovative people - why are so many north of El Paso County?

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Posted by Staci6 on 07/21/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

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Posted by John Patterson on 07/20/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Hemp building material could help survive and prevent destruction

Nat,

Great article. Thank you for your support of the hemp movement.
We have another hemp building workshop coming up August 27 and 28th near Boulder.
John Patterson- Director of Education- Hemp Solutions USA
Founder tinyhemphouses.com
john@hemp-solutions.org

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Posted by John Patterson on 07/20/2016 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Berian's saga takes him to Rio for the Olympics

Thank you for that nice article on my son Boris.
Silvia Deen

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Posted by Silvia Deen on 07/20/2016 at 8:40 AM

Re: “No chance for GOP against Bennet

No, Bill, 2.5% is not within a "statistical margin of error" when the votes are counted.

John's racism is on display with the term "spear-carrier." Disgusting.

Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

Tannim has it exactly right; not even Hillary suggested that she set up her illegal server for improved security. The real reason for the server is, in fact, simple: Hill wanted to avoid FOIA and Federal Records Act disclosures.

I realize writing for the CSIndy is not a sought after gig but can't the Indy do better than John's tinfoil hat ravings?

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Posted by Publius on 07/17/2016 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Assault weapons, Orlando, McCain, Lamborn and the VA, and more

Chris Donahue: Do you even know what an "assault weapon is? Likely not. Do you know what the words "shall not be infringed" and "inalienable" mean? Like Scalia, likely not. My freedom is not to be sacrificed because pantywaists like you incorrectly think that responsibility is taught by prohibition, all in the socialist meme of "the common good." You are simply stuck on stupid.

Bob Kirby: Yeah, right. They won't want to break a nail.

Sally Alberts: Yes, Panama John McCain is a weasel, and has been for decades. Ask the Dineh how his sweetheart deal with Peabody Mining in Arizona led to their forced relocation from their reservation and subsequent cancer deaths from the mining operation. That's just one example.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Secrets reign over security in Colorado governments

"The real reason for the server is simple: Clinton may have suspected State Department emails were anything but secure and, control freak that she is, figured a private server was better. She was right. In 2014, the government belatedly discovered Russian hackers had penetrated State's system in 2006."

Hazy-Hurts tends to be a little stupid as his normal, but this one is REAL stupid.

Excusing 2,110 federal felonies (18 USC 793(f)(1) for those like Hazy who couldn't get a clearance to save their lives) in the name of being a control freak is more lame than a three-legged horse at the Kentucky Derby. Thinking that Hillary was taking the lead on transparency is so absurd that it defies explanation.

Hazy is just another example of someone who lost his mind years ago, but rather than lock him up in the loony bin where he belongs, someone else who lost his mind gave him a column each week to remove all doubt.

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Posted by Tannim on 07/15/2016 at 1:14 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

They should have made a "Thruway Highway" road out east 20 years ago, like they have back in NY and in Eastern states. That way trucks and cars that don't need to go thru the cities can bypass them to get thru the state quicker and safer for the population. We didn't get trucks dumping hazardous materials on the highways in the cities and less car congestion on the city highways.

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Posted by guruD on 07/15/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

The problem with a rail system between Colorado Springs and Denver is summed up in one simple dilemma "Once I get to Colorado Springs or Denver, how do I get to my final destination?" If the lightrail, bullet train, what have you dumps you off at a station, you still have to get from that station to where you want to be. Europe (lived there for over a decade) has this taken care of by excellent intra-city mass transit. The US, not so much. Personal autos are very much a privilege and definitely not a necessity in Europe.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/14/2016 at 5:54 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

There is no indication that adding more traffic lanes to the Interstate is anything but a short-term solution. Look at LA or the area around D.C. LA is bumper to bumper at sunrise. The country needs to look at rail systems.

Also not sure it is ever a good idea to reclassify funds designated for a particular purpose just for a quick fix for something else. That's how Social Security ran into difficulty -- politicians dipping into an available trough. If a fund is no longer needed, bring the pressure of the opinion column to bear on getting rid of it, not on using it as an alternate funding source.

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Posted by Clara McKenna on 07/14/2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “I-25: It's only getting worse

I agree that I-25 is a mess, however I don't think the best answer is to widen the lanes.

We need some form of light-rail connecting the front-range. Denver has a good enough transportation itself to not need a car once there.

How many deaths result from driving accidents every year? Think of how many times we've been lucky enough to sit in traffic, and not be in the crash that caused it.

I don't understand why we're focusing so much energy into projects that take money away from the city. We need a light-rail for the front range, for our little city we need to restore the streetcar.

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Posted by KyleJS on 07/14/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Marijuana industry cheats death with clever political tactic

no one got bought off we just don't agree that alcohol is any better and think that they should lay off the little plant that helps so many people.

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Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 07/14/2016 at 10:13 AM

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